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Time to rake the leaves....but what to do with them?

by Scott Hanson

Most of the leaves have fallen, or will fall within the next week.   You have several options, depending on where you live, as to what to do with fall yard waste.  

In the city of Hibbing, Public works will pick up your yard waste for free! In Hibbing, all yard waste must be out at the curb for pickup by 7 am on Monday, October 21. Pick up through the 25th. Questions? Call Engineering Dept. 262-3486 ext. 725. 



City of Grand Rapids / Public Utilities Commission Compost Site: 

The City of Grand Rapids, Public Utilities Commission and Itasca County have a public compost site for yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves.  The composted material is turned twice a year and once compost material has decayed it is available to the public. Compost yard waste recycles nutrients back into the soil and saves landfill waste.  The compost yard site is located on the north side of River Road approximately 450 east of the intersection of 8th Street SE and River Road (County Road 23). Our compost site is strictly for residential use and not commercial. We do not accept branches or garbage.  If you have questions please contact Jeff Davies at 218-326-7480 or PW Administrative Assistant at 218-326-7481. 

For Information on disposal of Yard Waste in St. Louis County, Contact:

St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
307 First St. S., Ste. 115
Virginia, Minnesota  55792
e-mail: esdinfo@stlouiscountymn.gov
1-800-450-9278 

For solid waste management information for Alden, Canosia, Duluth, Gnesen, Grand Lake, Fredenberg, Lakewood, Marion Lake(54-13), Midway, Normanna, North Star, Rice Lake and Solway, Unorganized 53-15 Townships, and the Cities of Duluth, Hermantown and Proctor, contact the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District at 722-3336